Sexuality

  • # 33105

    HOOVEN, F. Valentine

    Tom of Finland. The official life and work of a gay hero

    New York : Abrams, 2020. Quarto, illustrated boards, pp. 296, illustrated. New copy. Tuoko Laaksonen, also known as Tom of Finland (1920-1991), was an iconic and provocative artist who rose to cult status in the international gay community and beyond for his work celebrating gay archetypes and masculinity during a time when being gay was …

  • # 33104

    JUDIN, Juerg and KARSTENS, Pay Matthis

    Tom of Finland : Made in Germany

    Milan : Skira Editore, 2021. Quarto, illustrated boards, pp. 176, illustrated. New copy. A spectacular book showing life and work of the Finnish icon from an unknown perspective with around 150 illustrations and well researched texts. Tom of Finland has became the most famous and influential Finnish artist of the 20th century. Born Touko Laaksonen …

  • # 32627

    FISCHER, Hal (1950 - )

    Gay semiotics : a photographic study of visual coding among homosexual men

    San Francisco : NFS Press, 1977. First edition. Quarto, lettered wrappers (edges rubbed, a couple of small creases and handling wear, small bookseller’s label inside lower wrapper), pp. 56, illustrated. A very good copy. The rare first edition. In 2015 a facsimile was printed (which sold out), this summary is taken from the publisher’s description: …

  • # 32603

    NORMAN, Karyl [performer] WEBER, Edwin J. [music]

    [SHEET MUSIC] I’m through (shedding tears over you)

    New York : Jerome H. Remick & Co., 1922. Sheet music, cover illustration of Karyl Norman (aka George Francis Peduzzi) ‘The Creole Fashion Plate’ dressed in drag, pp. 6, a fine copy. ‘Karyl Norman’ (1897 – 1947) was born in Baltimore, leaving home at the age of 16 and performing vaudeville on the west coast …

  • # 32602

    NORMAN, Karyl [performer] SANTLY, Henry W. [composer] CONRAD, Con [composer] DAVIS, Benny [lyricist] De SYLVA, B. G. (Buddy Gard) [lyricist]

    [SHEET MUSIC] Don’t leave me mammy

    New York : Jerome H. Remick & Co., 1922. Sheet music, cover illustration of Karyl Norman (aka George Francis Peduzzi) ‘The Creole Fashion Plate’ dressed in drag, pp. 6, a fine copy. ‘Karyl Norman’ (1897 – 1947) was born in Baltimore, leaving home at the age of 16 and performing vaudeville on the west coast …

  • # 32137

    ARAKI, Nobuyoshi

    Erotos : The Works of Nobuyoshi Araki 16

    Tokyo : Heibonsha, 1997. Octavo, wrappers in illustrated dustjacket, pp. [192], illustrated. Text in Japanese. A fine copy. No. 16 in a 20 volume series of photobooks on the Japanese erotic photographer Araki. .

  • # 31961

    STIRRATT, Betsy and JOHNSON, Catherine (editors)

    Feminine Persuasion : Art and Essays on Sexuality

    Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 2003. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 146, illustrated.

  • # 31870

    YANG, William (1943 - )

    Friends of Dorothy

    Sydney : Pan Macmillan Australia, 1997. Quarto, illustrated wrappers (a few small marks and light silverfishing inside the wrappers with no loss), pp. 168, illustrated. For over fifty years William Yang has photographed gay and lesbian life in Australia, documenting culture and subculture through the lens of his own Chinese-Australian heritage. This book is filled …

  • # 31880

    NORTH, Gerry, et al.

    The night of your life. Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras (limited edition)

    Sydney : Rural and City Media Services, 1992. Quarto, full leather with pictorial inlay, glassine wrapper, corrugated card slipcase (some marks and a small chip), illustrated endpapers (a little foxed), presentation inscription, pp. 176, extensively illustrated. Limited to 4000 numbered copies, explanation slip for the design of the limited edition stamp loosely enclosed. The deluxe …

  • # 32113

    HOGAN, Lou Rand

    The Gay Cookbook (facsimile edition)

    By Chef Lou Rand Hogan. Campy cartoons by David Costain. New York : Bell Publishing Company in association with Sherbourne Press, 1965 (but Australia? 2020). Facsimile edition of the first edition, second impression. Octavo, illustrated boards, pp. viii; 280, line illustrations. New copy. Printed in Australia. The first cookbook aimed exclusively at a gay audience. ‘On Wednesday, …

  • # 31627

    BOSCHE, Susanne

    Jenny lives with Eric and Martin

    Translated from the Danish by Louis Mackay. With photos by Andreas. London : The Gay Men’s Press, 1983. Second impression, 1987. Quarto, illustrated wrappers (light handling creases), blind stamp from a private collection to preliminary blank, pp. 62, photographically illustrated. The first English-language children’s book to discuss male homosexuality, highly influential in public debate over …

  • # 31690

    SCARLET WOMAN

    Scarlet Woman : A Socialist Feminist Magazine.

    Sydney : Scarlet Woman, 1975 – 1980. Issues No 2 (September 1975), 3, 4, 5, 7, 9, 10, 11 (September 1980). Quarto, illustrated wrappers (light wear and foxing), each approx. 32 pp., illustrated. A broken run of this feminist socialist quarterly magazine, with articles about political, legal and social reform. It includes the issue dedicated …

  • # 31415

    HOGAN, Lou Rand; COSTAIN, David (illustrator)

    The Gay Cookbook

    / by Lou Rand Hogan. Campy cartoons by David Costain. Los Angeles : Sherbourne Press, 1965. First edition, first impression. Large octavo, lettered paper boards (slightly bumped at corners, small impression to centre of spine, lightly stained), pp. viii; 280, line illustrations; internally clean. A fine copy of the true first edition, issued in much larger …

  • # 31718

    TOM WADE III

    1969 : the gay year

    A fun book, a screaming laugh riot … a ‘homoscope’ for gay guys and gay gals ’round the world in ’69! Dallas, Texas : Gaylord Publishing Company, [1968]. Octavo, psychedelic illustrated wrappers, pp. 192, sketch illustrations, a fine copy. A cheap pulp of vintage ‘homohumour’ filled with tongue-in-cheek quips, sayings, jokes and sketches poking fun …

  • # 31350

    YANG, William

    Sadness

    Sydney : Allen & Unwin, 1996. Small quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 80, illustrated. Originally presented as a slide show, firstly at Downstairs Belvoir Street Theatre, in 1992.

  • # 31384

    [LINDSAY, Norman, 1879-1969]

    [NORMAN LINDSAY] Playboy, vol. 14, no. 12, December 1967.

    Chicago, IL : H.M. Hefner, 1967. Small quarto, pictorial wrappers (rubbed, creased), 320 pp; contains an article Art Nouveau Erotica (pp.129-137) which showcases the work of Norman Lindsay, including reproductions of 8 of his works: The Mirror, Julia’s Monkey, She Arrives, The Ring, Apex of Life, The Sortie, The Dance, and a full-page illustration from Lysistrata; …